I have been running in the woods, among thick trees and with a map in my hand to test this headlamp. I have been standing still, pointing the light at a thick tree trunk and then into the woods and repeated the exercise. I have been staring at the map without being blinded, then into the woods, and back on the map. Each time, the lamp regulates the brightness, so I have no trouble reading the map; see the details of the cortex, or the trail.
This is exactly what the Petzl NAO does, it adjusts the brightness of the light depending on what you are looking at, and it does it well! [Read more…]